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Why Cheap Oil Hasn't Really Helped Distributors

January 28, 2015 3:09 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Industrial Distribution | Blogs | Comments

Gas being at or below $2 a gallon has been a major boost for consumers' wallets, but it hasn't had quite the same effect on distributors' fleet costs.                             

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Amazon Introduces Business Email Service

January 29, 2015 4:02 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

For $4 per inbox, users can use WorkMail to power their existing email service, such as Outlook.                                            

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Exact Adds Accounting Capabilities To Business Software For Wholesalers

January 29, 2015 2:53 pm | by Exact Online | Product Releases | Comments

The new online accounting capabilities bring Exact’s cloud-based business software to another level, combining real-time financial data with other core business functions.

January/February - 2015

January 29, 2015 12:30 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Industrial Distribution's January/February 2015 issue features our distributor profile on Hub Industrial, and our fourth annual Watch List, highlighting industrial suppliers to keep an eye on this year.

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Timken Q4 Profits Jump

January 29, 2015 11:20 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Growth in the company's Process Industries segment drove growth, offset by planned program exits in its Mobile Industries segment.                                   

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Westfalia Technologies Launches New Warehouse Execution System

January 29, 2015 10:50 am | by Westfalia Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Comprised of tightly integrated warehouse management and control systems, the software solution directs, controls, and optimizes internal material flow and order picking.

Kennametal Posts Q2 Loss, Slashes Outlook

January 29, 2015 10:41 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Quarterly revenues missed Wall Street expectations by 4.1 percent as the company noted a restructuring initiative.                                       

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Alibaba Q4 Sales Rise, Profits Fall Amid Counterfeit Allegations

January 29, 2015 9:45 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Lower than expected holiday sales dragged down quarterly profit, while the e-tailer faces accusations of illegal activity on its websites.                                

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NAED Education & Research Foundation Expands Educational Offering

January 28, 2015 1:51 pm | by NAED | News | Comments

Two new online courses teach how to grow staff expertise, and increase customer profitability.                                             

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Airmaster Names New VP Of Sales & Marketing

January 28, 2015 12:39 pm | by Airmaster | News | Comments

Ed Laabs brings more than 29 years of national industrial leadership experience into the role.                                             

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Agreement Made On Key Issue In Port Labor Dispute

January 28, 2015 10:32 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Industrial Distribution | News | Comments

The new agreement addresses who maintains and repairs the truck beds used to haul containers of cargo from dockside yards to distribution warehouses.                             

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General Tool Releases 6-In-1 In-Duct Digital Psychrometer

January 28, 2015 10:25 am | by General Tools & Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The instrument is designed for in-duct measurements upstream and downstream of the evaporator unit to determine an HVACR system’s efficiency.

Praxair Q4 Sales, Profit Down

January 28, 2015 10:13 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Venezuela currency deflation had a large negative impact on Q4 net profit, while North American sales had a modest increase.                                    

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ABC Supply Signs Distribution Partnership With AVM Industries

January 28, 2015 9:30 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

ABC Supply will distribute AVM products throughout their West Coast locations.                                                 

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NAED Names Incoming Western Region VP-Elect

January 27, 2015 4:14 pm | by NAED | News | Comments

Leibold will serve on the NAED Board of Directors, and help lead the region’s conferences, council meetings, and other events.                                   

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Atlas Copco Ranked Top Sustainable Machinery Company

January 27, 2015 4:03 pm | by Atlas Copco | News | Comments

Appearing on annual Global 100 list for the ninth time, Atlas Copco's ranking is up 23 spots from last year overall, and is No. 1 in the machinery industry.                           

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Graco's Healthy Industrial Sales Boost Q4, Year-End Profits

January 27, 2015 3:16 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Sales increased across all Graco's reportable segments and regions, though the company noted movement in foreign currencies could hamper earnings in 2015.                           

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Walter Surface Tech. Appoints New Walter Mexico GM

January 27, 2015 2:53 pm | by Walter Surface Technologies | News | Comments

Pablo Rivero Torres will have general management responsibility for sales, marketing, operations and services in Mexico.                                     

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The Biggest Mistake Salespeople Make

January 27, 2015 12:28 pm | by Paul Reilly, Reilly Sales Training | Articles | Comments

To focus on everyone is really to focus on no one. Salespeople who fail to understand their ideal prospect are beginning their sales journey on the wrong path.                          

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Illinois Tool Works Reports Q4, 2014 Sales Figures

January 27, 2015 12:17 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

ITW said foreign currency pressures weighed on its sales in the most recent quarter, although its profit spiked as costs went down.                                  

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3M Achieves Record Q4, Full-Year Sales

January 27, 2015 10:26 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The company's 2014 net income nearly hit $5 billion, while its Industrial segment saw a modest Q4 sales increase.                                       

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